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    7970 dc2 or dc2 top

    Hi!!

    Anyone know the difference between the 2?



    Planning on maybe getting one, and the only Asus cards i ever have had, was 2 pcs 4890.. So i am kind lost in the Asus gpu jungle..

    Wish you all a great weekend ending..

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    I wouldn't get either if you don't want to be limited on overclocking. Get the MSI Lightning BE or ASUS Matrix Platinum.

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    Hard call but overclocking needs different things I guess.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    DONT BUY ONE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DONT.

    look for my posts to see why


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    If we say it is a "TOP" card then it means we have cherry picked the best GPU's from the batch which overclock further. On top of that we add extra QA procedures to the card before it leaves the factory.
    Thomas Jenner
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    Rockford
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    Thanks.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas@Asus View Post
    If we say it is a "TOP" card then it means we have cherry picked the best GPU's from the batch which overclock further. On top of that we add extra QA procedures to the card before it leaves the factory.
    And yet these cards are voltage locked, limiting their overclocking potential immensely.

    To the OP: I'd stay clear of both the DC2 and DC2T as the chance that you get a locked card is far to high.
    If you can test it before buying then feel free, but I'd go for a MSI Lightning instead.

    Don't make the same mistake as us.

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    If you are willing to spend some extra money get the Matrix HD7970 Platinum. No locks and a great OC potential ...

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    Thanks guys,..

    I am looking at Point Of View TGT line now..

    I also realized, that the Asus cards, are to limited, for my purposes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fimconte View Post
    MSI Lightning instead. .
    Those too are now hobbled. nvidia has told all manufacturers to limit oc. The best way is to go stock cards or hotwire the ASUS cards. The MSI cards can be flashed to the old BIOS version but you can do this with the ASUS cards too.

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